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Roy W. Dean Film Grant for 2020 Accepting Applications

If you are an independent filmmaker needing help completing your film, the Roy W. Dean Film Grant for Spring 2020 is now accepting submissions. The Roy W. Dean Film Grant, now in its 28th year, is awarded to a unique film that makes a contribution to society. Winner will receive $3,500 cash and $23,000 in film production services. Deadline for submission is March 31st.

Filmmakers can find more information and apply for the grant at:

For more information, please email or call 805-984-0098.

Breakthrough Prize Foundation and TheWrap Launch New Competition for Innovative Science Filmmaking

TheWrap and the Breakthrough Prize Foundation on Monday announced the launch of a new film competition created to promote and support the development of films dedicated exclusively to science and scientists.

TheWrap and the Breakthrough Prize Foundation are seeking 6 visionary filmmakers with the ability to make engaging, original, accurate short films about the 2021 Breakthrough Prize laureates.

The competition will open for submissions on Monday, February 3, through Tuesday, March 31.


The Maine Film Association and Portland Media Center are proud to present the Maine Filmmaker Showcase, featuring the Maine-made film MAKING CAPE POINT, followed by a Q&A with the filmmaker, Rick Groleau.

A middle-aged bohemian reflects on his adventures as he “paints” a promontory on Maine’s remote Wass Island using an innovative technique he developed.

Friday 1/10/2020 at 7pm at Portland Media Center, 516 Congress Street


Indie film looking for men of all ethnicities to play boxers needs two men with the following description:

Rocco’s men should look physically intimidating and preferably Italian (or at least have darker features than the Irish-looking men Kerrigan is with). Middle-aged work great but a little younger is okay too. The important thing is that they actually look like serious, intimidating men.

For more information, contact Heather Chaffee @


Currently casting local hires for a feature film shooting in Maine in January 2020. A variety of roles within the age range of mid-20s to early-70s. Interested actors please reach out to